We are proud to announce that Dudley College is the 19th college in the UK to become STEM Assured.
On 18 October, Professor Sa’ad Medhat, CEO at NEF, handed over the STEM Assured award at a ground-breaking event for Dudley Advance – a new Centre for Advance Manufacturing and Engineering Technology.
Professor Medhat said, “Today marks a double success for Dudley College. In addition to the opening of their new facility, we are delighted that Dudley College has gained STEM Assured status. This externally validated standard confirms to learners, employers and other stakeholders that Dudley College has a thriving capacity to deliver STEM-based education and training which meets their needs and expectations.
“Like Dudley Advance, this achievement required a serious commitment from Dudley College’s governors, leaders and staff to the standards embodied by STEM Assured. This will be manifested through the outcomes for learners and the sustained contribution the college has made, and will continue to make, to local economic growth.”
Robert Chapman, Director of Learning at Dudley College said: “We are obviously delighted to have achieved STEM Assured status. The process was extremely rigorous and enabled us to develop a more holistic view of our provision and to identify where new market opportunities may exist. As a direct result we are already beginning to see more cross-college initiatives being developed which can only be of benefit to our local community.”
The STEM Assured’s External Validation Panel commended the College particularly for being pro-active and strategic in developing STEM education and training and for being strongly engaged and responsive to its external environment.
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